Chocolate and Raspberry Gateau

The secret ingredient in this Chocolate and Raspberry Gateau is Potato Flour, which is gluten free and widely in Scandinavian baking. This stunning gateau has a beautiful light sponge, and the chocolate and raspberries are a winning combination. Simply delicious!

Chocolate Raspberry Gateau

Chocolate and Raspberry Gateau


For the sponge:   

  • 75g potato flour
  • 25g cocoa
  • 2tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 300g  raspberries

For the filling & topping:

  • 75g white chocolate
  • 150ml double cream
  • 1tbsp caster sugar
  • 75g plain chocolate
  • 15g butter
  • ½ tsp icing sugar


  • 2×8”/20cm round loose bottom tins
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C/Fan160°C/350 °F/Gas 4
  2. Put the flour, cocoa and baking powder into a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Separate the eggs and beat the whites until stiff. Beat in the sugar a spoonful at a time.
  4. In another bowl, beat the yolks until they thicken slightly. Fold the yolk into the egg white with a metal spoon.
  5. Sieve half of the dry ingredients into the bowl and mix using a cutting and folding action with the metal spoon. Next sieve in the remaining flour and fold in.
  6. Divide the mixture between two parchment-lined 20cm/8” round loose bottom cake tins. Smooth the tops and bake in a pre-heated oven for 35 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes then remove the cake from the tins.

To make the filling: Whip half the cream until thick. Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate for 40 seconds in a microwave then stir this into the whipped cream. Spread over one half of the cake, then sandwich the other half on top.

To make the topping: Heat the remaining cream, the sugar and the butter and stir until just boiling. Add the plain chocolate and stir until melted, then leave to cool for 5 minutes. Spread over the top of the cake and press the raspberries into the warm chocolate topping. Dust the raspberries with the icing sugar using a sieve.

Doves Farm specialises in free from baking ingredients and this cake is suitable for people with a gluten intolerance, coeliac disease or for anyone looking for something a little bit special. For more information, please visit Doves Farm website.